PORTLAND, Ore. – The Whitworth women's tennis team split on Saturday, losing 8-1 at Lewis & Clark College before earning a 7-2 win at Pacific that ended a three-match losing streak for the Pirates.
Whitworth is now 7-7 overall and 6-4 in the Northwest Conference. Today's win at Pacific keeps the Pirates in line for fourth place in the NWC standings and the fourth and final spot in the NWC tournament.
The Pirates will host Lewis-Clark State College in a non-conference match next Friday.
Match 1 - Lewis & Clark 8, Whitworth 1
The Pirates played three tough doubles matches, but were swept in the six singles contests on Saturday morning at L&C (13-2, 8-0 NWC).
The Pirates were unable to pick up a set in six singles matches against the Pioneers. Peña fell to Summer Garrison 6-1, 6-3 at the top of the ladder.
Match 2 – Whitworth 7, Pacific 2
The Pirates' depth proved superior as Whitworth overcame loses at #1 doubles and #1 singles to the Boxers.
Jelena Vidovic and Mai Kobayashi pulled out an 8-4 win over Peña and Adams at #1 doubles.
Vidovic also topped Peña at #1 singles, earning a 6-2, 6-2 victory. But that was the only other point the Boxers would get in the match.
Lamm shut out Danielle Wicks 6-0, 6-0 at #6 singles, while Hoyos gave up only one game in a 6-1, 6-0 win over Smith at #2 singles. Similarly, Adams defeated Kobayashi 6-1, 6-0 at #3.